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“”Genius is no guarantee against being dead wrong.
“”A gris-gris is a voodoo amulet, something you carry or wear to bring good luck and ward off bad vibes. We have a saying around Bullshit: Everybody got a gris-gris. What we mean by that is everyone believes in some crazy thing they just can't quite give up yet.
An inverse stopped clock refers to a situation in which someone who is usually logical, rational, or correct does or believes something idiotic or crazy. Also referred to as “A running clock is only guaranteed to be correct that time is passing”, "Sometimes even geniuses make mistakes", "Even Homer sometimes nods", or the common phrase "Nobody's perfect."
Due to the imperfect nature of human beings, even reasonable people — including people widely respected for being reasonable — will make a mistake every now and then, often by chance alone. Perhaps something cranky (e.g. a conspiracy theory) appeals to someone's ideology and they go with it, even if they're usually correct on other subjects. Other times they may panic and do something stupid in response to a sometimes exaggerated threat or situation. The difference between these people and other cranks is that they are usually not crazy, but every time an inverse stopped clock situation takes place their reputation becomes slightly more soiled. (The degree of stupidity also makes a difference, and if the moment is crazy enough they may never be able to live it down, with everything they say being up for question after the incident.)
It should be noted that dismissing everything a reasonable person has accomplished or believes in simply because of one or two crank beliefs, silly superstitions or terrible behaviors can be seen as an invocation of the Nirvana fallacy.
The most dangerous part of the inversed stopped clock is that the crankery supported may be given much more weight than if it was supported by a known nutjob, due to the usually decent/sane reputation of the person promoting it. The opposite could also happen, and the person's one crank belief will become, again, mainly what they are known for, leaving the rest of their work marginalized by association. An example of the latter is Peter Duesberg and his HIV denialism.
A bit more cynical explanation is that everyone has a "need" to be powerful; this is the "pride" that is a "mortal sin". Ideally this is done by actually having major accomplishments, such as establishing a business or completing a degree. In many cases, this desire can be filled by hyping up the importance of your own hobbies or adopting "enlightened" worldviews. In fringe cases, this is done through buying into conspiracy theories or crank views, the "cheat codes" to knowledge. The person that "knows" that some dissolved silver cures AIDS is "smarter" than you or I. And while most of the people on this list do indeed have major accomplishments, they still feel the need to enhance their own superiority, and it's often easier to adopt the conspirational thinking or crank ideologies than it is to actually do something else important.
- John Adams signing the Alien and Sedition Acts.
- John Quincy Adams' anti-Masonic views and supporting the Hollow Earth theory.
- Buzz Aldrin — Apollo 11 pilot and the second human to walk on the face of the Moon, outspoken advocate of further space exploration, the man who gave the asshole Bart Sibrel a richly-deserved punch in the face… and a global warming denialist.
- The animal rights movement's casual use of Holocaust analogies to score political points is not nice. It also has its roots in 19th century antisemitism, where some of them used Jewish dietary laws as an argument, something which was supported by Richard Wagner.
- David Attenborough endorsing the aquatic ape hypothesis. He once did say a dubious statement that sounded vaguely racist and imperialist unintentionally, as although he correctly supports birth control against what the Vatican wants, it was misquoted by Alex Jones to sound like he was supporting mass starvation.
- Although Joe Biden is most remembered for being Barack Obama's vice president, he also made some questionable decisions in the Senate, such as collaborating with white supremacist Senator Jesse Helms to end racial integration in school busing and having voted in favor of mass welfare cuts, DOMA, the Glass-Steagall repeal, the USA PATRIOT Act, the Iraq War,  the 2006 border fence, and the Wall Street bailout.
- Otto von Bismarck was a military and political genius who united Germany, created the first modern welfare state, and managed to stave off a world war. He also absolutely hated democracy.
- Canada for its seal hunting in the Gulf of St Lawrence, which is regarded by many as cruel as well as ecologically and economically unsustainable.
- Noam Chomsky for supporting Hugo Chávez's regime (though, as of now, Chomsky has since changed his mind), and for downplaying the atrocities at the hands of the Khmer Rouge and Slobodan Milošević to a degree bordering on outright apologia.
- Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, who was hailed by media outlets for his response to the 2019-20 COVID-19 outbreak...while also simultaneously cutting Medicaid funding in the middle of the pandemic.
- Lee Camp: While his take-downs of Fox News and corporate money in politics is excellent, Camp has promoted the work of the crank Peter Joseph of Zeitgeist fame, defended RT as being not as bad as corporate media, and is an apologist for the Venezuelan government.
- Richard Dawkins making outlandish statements on gender, rape, Islam and even apologizing for pedophilia (though squarely in the context of recounting his own, personal experience with being molested). See our article for the full run-down.
- Charles Darwin opposed eugenics and Social Darwinism for ethical reasons, but he himself believed that his own theory of evolution meant that eugenics and Social Darwinism were the solution to the then current world problems and wrote many paragraphs in On The Origin Of Species and The Descent of Man that sound like he had outright endorsed the measures, which is how it was so easy for social Darwinists and creationists to misquote him.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Creator of Sherlock Holmes, human rights activist, and dogmatic believer in spiritualism.
- Freeman Dyson, a top-tier mathematical physicist best known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, and a global warming denier.
- Dwight Eisenhower launched Operation Wetback, a shameful initiative to remove (often violently) thousands of undocumented workers. In what has been described as a "quasi-military operation", border patrol agents, along with state and local law enforcement methodically targeted Mexican-Americans. The result was widespread fear and abuse along with the birth of a derogatory slur. He also banned gay people from federal employment and military service and shoehorned "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Eugenicists: many reasonable people, including Margaret Sanger, backed eugenics in the early 20th century. This is despite the fact eugenics was horribly racist even for the standards of its day (doctors in the 1920s debunked it easily and said race and skull shape have no correlation) and the role it played in inspiring Hitler.
- Oriana Fallaci, well-known Italian anti-fascist and feminist...lost her sanity not long before she lost her life: she became an Islamophobe, a pro-lifer (except for rape), opposed euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and gay adoptions.
- Tim Flannery, renowned mammalogist and paleontologist and one of Australia's leading rational voices in global warming activism, proclaimed himself a proponent of the Gaia hypothesis and seemed to be misinformed about the definition of atheism.
- Benjamin Franklin for his early support of slavery as he owned two slaves, and for cheating on his wife. To his credit, he was not a rabid anti-Semite as some conspiracy theories argue. He also turned into an abolitionist towards the end of his life, which made sense politically as non-Southern slavery was on the wane and Pennsylvania abolished slavery in his lifetime.
- Mohandas Gandhi for his racism and anti-Semitism, not to mention his fear of sexuality in general, all while defending the caste system. In addition to his obvious homophobia, given he did not even like heterosexuality that much, he also was not very up on women's rights and indirectly defended honor killings.
- Amy Goodman for her endorsement of anti-GMO propaganda and listing Gilles-Eric Séralini as a source.
- Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) for his racism towards Japanese people during WWII, when he created anti-Japanese cartoons for US propaganda. He apologized after the war after befriending a Japanese man and wrote Horton Hears a Who.
- Mike Gravel for being a 9/11 truther. Also supports alternative medicine.
- Glenn Greenwald supported Citizens United, and has appeared on and even flat out defended this lovely crockpot's show.
- The Guardian is known for hiring columnists and posting opinion pieces from radical feminists who espouse trans-exclusionary rhetoric.
- Sam Harris supporting racial profiling, general apologia for Israel, and endorsement of The Bell Curve. [better source needed]
- Steven Hassan's support for JK Rowling's TERF rhetoric. 
- Martin Heidegger enthusiastically supporting Nazism and Hitler in 1933, and enforcing the Nazi racial laws at the University of Freiburg. A collection titled Black Notebooks also reveals that he was a rabid anti-semite.
- Edward S. Herman, economist, media expert, progressive campaigner, and co-author of Manufacturing Consent was a Bosnian genocide denialist, claiming mainstream estimates of deaths were a factor of 10 too high.
- Christopher Hitchens was pro-life (however, he was opposed to overturning of Roe v. Wade, and voiced support for a legal right to choose despite his personal misgivings with abortion in a 1991 interview in Mother Jones) and supported the Iraq War.
- HoaxWiki is so radically in favor of nuclear energy that even being remotely anti-nuclear is enough reason for the sysops to label you as a crank. It should be noted however that the wiki is generally supportive of alternative energy as it has called out the wind turbine syndrome for the bullshit it is and it is mainly coal and oil energy that it opposes.
- Although the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) currently supports trans rights quite consistently and many trans people are members of it, it tried to pass an LGB rights bill after removing trans rights to get the Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed in 2007 (even though Bush would have vetoed even that). As a result of this, many trans people, especially on the more militant (anarchist-leaning) wing of the LGBTQ rights movements, still loathe the HRC today.
- Thom Hartmann supports anti-vaxxers and other anti-science woo. He's also a 9/11 truther.
- Lyndon B. Johnson, despite making extraordinary steps for racial equality, is generally not considered a great President due to his massive escalation the Vietnam War. He was also a closeted racist, despite helping to pass the Civil Rights Act.
- Thomas Jefferson, Who wrote blistering attacks on slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, seemed to foresee that slavery would rip the country asunder, and yet, owned slaves.
- Michio Kaku, whenever he speaks about anything outside his field of expertise, even remotely unrelated to physics.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., throughout his academic career, engaged in extensive plagiarism, including large tracts of his dissertation. See Martin Luther King Jr. authorship issues for which allegations are and aren't true.
- Aung San Suu Kyi, for her denial of the ethnic cleansing campaign of the Rohingya Muslim people in Myanmar.
- Kyle Kulinski, for his possible endorsement of "false flag" conspiracy theories surrounding the chemical attacks in Syria. His evidence: Syrian and Russian state media channels! Also has promoted anti-GMO propaganda, defended Sargon of Akkad, and supports the death penalty in theory.
- Abraham Lincoln has made statements that are considered unambiguously racist today, yet were nuanced by his time's standard. For comparison, Jefferson Davis was a man who was proud of slavery and racist even for the time as he believed racial slavery made white people equal. However, it is very likely that he only did this to claim the votes of moderates and wingnuts, as this changed drastically to equality for blacks when he became President. Even if this was not the case, Lincoln's views shifted even more in his last years and he personally invited the first ever free black man to the White House: Frederick Douglass.
- Bill Maher, known for his opposition to religious extremism and climate change denialism, is also known for unscientifically based anti-vaccine denialism. He also believed in the debunked idea that Jesus was based on Egyptian deity Horus. Maher has also been described as a germ theory denier, a label he rejects. He has also defended Milo Yiannopoulos, Dennis Prager, Rush Limbaugh and Jordan Peterson. In addition he has also defended Benjamin Netenyahu and made bigoted comments about Palestinian Arabs.
- Nelson Mandela did nothing about the then lumbering AIDS epidemic that ended up causing many deaths in South Africa during his presidency.
- James Clerk Maxwell, best known for formulating Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism, the most brilliant piece of physics and mathematics between Newton and Einstein, was a devout Christian who formulated a variation of the argument from design.
- Harvey Milk supported the People's Temple.
- Edmund Morel, who was a pacifist and the most vocal critic of the Congo Free State, didn’t let that stop him from being an ardent white supremacist who thought black men had an irresistible desire to rape white women, which caused him to popularize the (completely untrue) moral panic known as the “Black Horror on the Rhine”.
- Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, best known as the founder of Turkey, a great commander and a strong advocate of democracy, secularism, modernity and anti-imperialism, was promoting the pseudolinguistic Sun Language Theory, as well as other kinds of woo to eradicate all other languages from Turkey. His reign was also a de facto dictatorship despite Atatürk trying to create opposition parties that he later again eradicated because he found them to be too conservative. Atatürk used secularism as an excuse to persecute the Kurdish people which, admittedly, were at the time the most vocal group that wanted to restore the caliphate.
- Thomas Nast, a political cartoonist in the mid-19th century who opposed slavery and the Chinese Exclusion Act, attacked corrupt political bosses… and was vehemently racist against the Irish, as well as rabidly anti-Catholic.
- Isaac Newton, one of the greatest physicists and mathematicians ever, believed that alchemy was a proper branch of science, which was a horribly outdated idea even at the time he died.
- The New York Times swallowed a story by anti-GMO quack front group "US Right to Know" hook, line, and sinker. It initially supported the Iraq War in 2003, but thankfully they posted an apology about it a year later.
- Norway for its unsustainable whaling, made worse by the fact that there isn't a market for whale at all in Norway. Heck, even Japan doesn't want it. Norway has also been criticized by the international community for its discrimination against indigenous minorities, namely the Sámi, although there have been recent efforts to set things right.
- Barack Obama expanded the use of drone attacks, often with civilian collateral damage. He also tried to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership despite majority support from Republicans and majority opposition from his party.
- John Oliver, a popular British comedian and talk show host, had a (comically) scathing segment on his comedy news show Last Week Tonight lambasting the euthanization of a lion in a Danish zoo, and its subsequent public dissection in front of schoolchildren. Unfortunately, he missed the nuance of the situation entirely, as the lion in question had been dead for months without protest, the original reason for the lion's euthanization was the high risk of inbreeding and efforts to find her a new home had failed. Also, in an episode about the Border Patrol, he criticized them for failing to administer polygraph tests to all new applicants in recent hiring surges, seemingly unaware of how scientifically unreliable they are (though, to be fair, it was a relatively minor point).
- George Orwell, despite his highly influential critique of totalitarianism on both left and right, was prejudiced against Jews, as well as Catholics, especially in his earlier writings.
- Thomas Paine believing that George Washington conspired with Maximilien de Robespierre to have Paine imprisoned during the French Revolution.
- Jack Parsons, pioneering rocket scientist, founding member of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, feminist and civil liberties supporter, was buddies with L. Ron Hubbard (until Hubbard stole his wife and most of his money).
- Linus Pauling, double Nobel Prize laureate and advocate of megavitamin therapy, which he later rebranded as orthomolecular medicine.
- John Pilger, the campaigning British journalist, is bizarrely fond of Vladimir Putin, defending him including over the war in Ukraine, appearing on RT/Russia Today, and claiming Russian nerve agents didn't poison the Skripals; he is also a long-time supporter of Julian Assange. Is also a Trump supporter.
- James Randi, for overtly endorsing eugenics and social Darwinism. No kidding; tragic but true.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt for the creation of internment camps for Japanese-, German-, and Italian-Americans during WWII. He also turned down the Jewish refugees aboard the MS St. Louis seeking asylum, and tried to pack the Supreme Court.
- Danica Roem pushed a bill for applied behavior analysis (ABA) for autistic children to be compulsory at schools. When autistic and ally activists spoke out about the epidemic of abuse in ABA, she responded by calling their behavior inappropriate and saying they should set up an in-person meeting. (Despite the fact that this could be a barrier to many autistic people, who may be socially awkward/anxious and may lack the resources for transportation.)
- Theodore Roosevelt was very racist and sexist even for his time and a strong supporter of American imperialism.
- Rousseau's promotion of a strictly patriarchal nuclear family, necessitating wives to submit to their husbands to a degree well beyond the standards of his day. Also he abandoned five of his own children (by his mistress) at an orphanage.
- J. K. Rowling's repeated trans-exclusionary comments on Twitter.
- Michael Ruppert, investigative reporter and whistleblower. In 1996, he famously confronted CIA Director John Deutch in a town hall meeting, stating that in his experience as an LAPD Narcotics detective, he had seen evidence for CIA complicity in drug dealing. His book Crossing the Rubicon hinted at 9/11 collusion, and was often quoted by 9/11 "truthers", but he later turned his focus to peak oil and stated, "I have nothing to do with the 9/11 truth movement."
- Bertrand Russell's support of conspiracy theories for the JFK Assassination and alternating between refusing to acknowledge and actively defending Viet Cong war crimes when setting up the Russell Tribunal.
- Burt Rutan, famed aerospace engineer and founder of Scaled Composites, whose designs include the Rutan Voyager (the first plane to fly non-stop around the world without refueling) and the SpaceShip series of commercial spacecraft for Virgin Galactic, has expressed (pseudo)skepticism of anthropogenic climate change. He is also a big fan of Saint Ronnie and all-out deregulation, and after the first successful suborbital flight of SpaceShipOne, he suggested that his success must somehow intimidate NASA.
- Bernie Sanders' debatable record on gun control[note 1] and support for GMO labeling and alternative medicine, plus his overreach in claiming that Hillary Clinton wasn't qualified to be president. Also red-baited his own campaign. Heckofajob, Bernie!
- Opponents rightly tore into Rick Santorum while he sought the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, but a few went beyond the call of duty over the way he and his wife handled their son's death shortly after his premature birth in 1996, where (per the medical advice he received, which was commonplace at the time) they brought home their deceased son.
- Chuck Schumer's support of Israel is on par with many wingnut Republicans, bordering on being an outright apologist for the country's actions against Palestinians. It has gotten to the point where he has gotten threats from Palestinian activists. In a rare sign of support he praised Donald Trump for moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. He also refuses to endorse universal healthcare reforms, such as Medicare for All, which he voted against. His voting record included voting for the Defense of Marriage Act, repealing the Glass-Steagall Act, the Iraq War, the PATRIOT Act and the 2008 Wall Street bailouts. Schumer, however, regretted his vote on DOMA. He has also praised Islamophobic congressman Peter King on Twitter after he retired on November 11, 2019, which attracted criticism from progressive Democrats.
- Gloria Steinem's early transphobia, though it got better later on.
- Jon Stewart has a history of ableism. He has raised money for Autism Speaks, a group that publishes ads treating autistic children like monsters or burdens, and he has used the r-word (which refers to people with intellectual disabilities) as an insult. Autistic people have said his comments about autism made them cry. He also defended a racist warm-up comedian. While he has improved somewhat, he has never apologized.
- Jim Sterling: While his Jimquisition is in general a good voice for game developer and consumer rights and gives a wider, more enlightened view on the gaming medium as a whole it should be pointed out that some episodes of the Jimquisition feature rhetoric that is very offensive and also that some episodes seem more like jabs to critics rather than productive content of any kind. It should, however, be noted that Jim's offensive rhetoric has effectively halted in recent memory. It seems he's grown up a bit since the aforementioned comments.
- Socrates' criticism of reading, saying "[The written word] will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls." He also opposed democracy because politicians of the time weren't concerned with his view on justice. To be fair to him (and many ancient philosophers) Athens, while giving more opportunities for poor people to succeed than Sparta allowed, didn't have a democracy like we know today, as only those who were natural-born citizens had the right to vote and it was very sexist, especially compared to Sparta where women and men in each class had almost equal rights and very similar obligations. It is estimated that less than half the Athenian population participated in its government (women were not permitted to).  
- Sam Seder: For promoting anti-GMO propaganda.
- William Shockley,
co-inventorman who falsely took credit for the invention of the transistor (without which the computer/smartphone/tablet/games console you're using to read this article probably would not exist), being a racialist and a eugenicist.
- Sweden, for its draconian drug policy, and for taking a hands-off approach to the COVID-19 epidemic that resulted in significantly higher fatalities than neighboring countries, without any reduction in economic damage.
- J. R. R. Tolkien, who was often quite progressive for an upper-class Englishman of his generation—he famously tore Nazi race-doctrine a new one when his German publishers asked him to certify that he was of "Aryan" descent in 1938 — voicing support for the Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War.
- The United Nations are often apologetic of countries that have terrible human rights records, for example, the authoritarian regime of Saudi Arabia. They also have an undemocratic system of governance that lets all the important decisions be ran by five self-appointed member nations of the so-called "Security Council," while the General Assembly has no real power. Their peacekeeping forces are known to have committed war crimes, such as child sex trafficking and sexual assault of underage victims in the Sudan.
- Willy Vandersteen would easily be considered to be a very productive author of comic books and quite ahead of its time on many social issues, especially if you compare his work to the US comic book scene, but he also drew an antisemitic comic during World War 2 under a pseudonym. It should however be noted that he also drew antinazist comics under the pseudonym WIL and that he was paid by the Nazis for his antisemitic work, so he is not quite an antisemite.
- Gore Vidal being a Pearl Harbor and 9/11 truther and responding to a bad book review by blaming the Jews.
- Voltaire's anti-Semitism, which contrasted in how many contemporaries wanted to free French Jews from the ghettos.
- Former prime minister Guy Verhofstadt, is a well known Belgian and European liberal and Europhile. However, he did as prime minister in 2005, participate in the famous walk De Gordel which is seen as being provocative to Belgium's Francophone community which makes up 40% of the country.
- Lech Wałęsa, despite being the founder of the modern Third Polish Republic, is notoriously homophobic and anti-abortion, although much of this is due to his devout Catholicism. Early in his life, he was also an anti-semite, but he repented.
- Alice Walker's inexplicable fondness for the antisemitic conspiracy theories of David Icke.
- Alfred Russel Wallace being a spiritualist and an anti-vaxxer.
- Earl Warren for enforcing Japanese internment.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) gave an extensive report in which it blatantly supports Ayurvedic medicine, making scores of pseudo-scientific claims in the process.
- George Washington for owning slaves.
- Cornel West for holding a public conversation with Bob Avakian.
- Paul Wellstone for voting for DOMA, although he later regretted it.
- To be fair to Bernie, Vermont is not the rest of the United States. Different states have different needs, and while strict gun control makes sense when in a crowded city, it makes less sense in a place where there are more bears than police. In these areas (while not in the US, Longyearbyen is one such place) it's sometimes illegal to not be armed for this reason.
- See the Wikipedia article on Alien and Sedition Acts.
- Past Anti-Masons: John Quincy Adams
- John Quincy Adams Once Approved an Expedition to the Center of the Earth Smithsonian Magazine
- Buzz Aldrin calls for manned flight to Mars to overcome global problems The Daily Telegraph
- Offenes Schreiben an Herrn Ernst von Weber Verfasser der Schrift Die Folterkammern der Wissenschaft, 1879, R. Wagner, Gesammelte Werke, Leipzig 1888.
- Timur Moon. Experts Pour Cold Water on David Attenborough 'Aquatic Ape' Claims International Business Times]
- Nick Renaud-Komiya. David Attenborough says sending food to famine-ridden countries is 'barmy' Independent]
- A Brief History of Joe Biden and School Busing The New York Times. July 15, 2019.
- H.R. 3734 (104th): Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 GovTrack. Jul 23, 1996.
- Roll Call Vote 104th Congress - 2nd Session United States Senate. September 10, 1996.
- Roll Call Vote 106th Congress - 1st Session United States Senate. November 4, 1999.
- Roll Call Vote 107th Congress - 1st Session United States Senate. October 25, 2001.
- Roll Call Vote 107th Congress - 2nd Session United States Senate. October 11, 2002.
- H.R. 6061 (109th): Secure Fence Act of 2006 GovTrack. Sep 29, 2006.
- Call Vote 110th Congress - 2nd Session United States Senate. October 1, 2008.
- Bismarck Tried to End Socialism’s Grip—By Offering Government Healthcare. Smithsonian Magazine.
- See the Wikipedia article on Otto von Bismarck.
- [https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jul/03/noam-chomsky-hugo-chavez-democracy Noam Chomsky criticises old friend Hugo Chávez for 'assault' on democracy
- Distortions at Fourth Hand
- Noam Chomsky Whitewashes Cambodian Genocide
- Lee, Adam. "Richard Dawkins has lost it: ignorant sexism gives atheists a bad name" The Guardian.
- Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse', The Independent
- Several articles on the subject (see Richard Dawkins#Islamophobia for the full run-down), e.g. 
- However, despite his Islamophobia, he condemned the murder of three Muslims by a fundamentalist atheist.
- Ringo, Allegra. "The Atheist Movement Needs to Disown Richard Dawkins", September 17, 2014.
- Supporter of the Congo Reform Association, which exposed gross and rampant abuses of labor and by public servants in the Congo Free State. Jacques Fomerand (18 February 2014). Historical Dictionary of Human Rights. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 177. ISBN 978-0-8108-8035-1.
- See the Wikipedia article on Arthur Conan Doyle § Spiritualism, Freemasonry.
- Dyson on global warming, see also A response to Freeman Dyson's "Heretical Thoughts" and In it for the Gold's debunkings
- Sears, Brad; Hunter, Nan D.; Mallory, Christy (September 2009). Documenting Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in State Employment (PDF). Los Angeles: The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law. p. 5-3.
- The Man Who Wrote the Pledge of Allegiance Smithsonian Magazine. NOVEMBER 2003.
- The Agitator / Oriana Fallaci directs her fury toward Islam/ by Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 5 June 2006
- Flannery denies being an atheist and speaks about his 2010 book and Gaia
- Gandhi & Zionism: ‘The Jews’ (November 26, 1938). jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Mahatma Gandhi was not totally anti-Semitic. Also, his views on Africans were mostly during his early years when he was affected by the colonial education system. He opposed the inflexible caste system and called the so-called lower caste harijans, or people of God. He only supported the earlier fluid Varna system where a person's worth was determined by the job he did, not his birth. His views on sexuality and other matters would also need better veracity.
- Former senator, engineers offer ‘proof’ of 9/11 controlled demolitions RawStory. 09 Sep 2010.
- Network Radio: "Senator Mike Gravel Says 9/11 Inside Job". YouTube. September 11, 2016.
- See the Wikipedia article on Martin Heidegger and Nazism.
- Left and libertarian right cohabit in the weird world of the genocide belittlers, George Monbiot, The Guardian, Jun 13, 2011
- Mindy Belz, "The World According to Hitch", World Magazine
- Dennis Perrin, "Hitchens Rehabilitated?", Mother Jones
- See our article on him.
- Singer, Alan J. "Abraham Lincoln Never Believed in Racial Equality", History News Network
- By design: James Clerk Maxwell and the evangelical unification of science. Stanley M. Br J Hist Sci. 2012 Mar;45(164 Pt 1):57-73.
- Wigger, Iris. The “Black Horror on the Rhine”: Intersections of Race, Nation, Gender and Class in 1920s Germany. London: Macmillan, 2017
- (see Citizens, speak Turkish)
- The Liberal Republican Party to be exact
- Editorial Cartoonist Thomas Nast: Anti-Irish, Anti-Catholic Bigot?
- "Food Industry Enlisted Academics in G.M.O. Lobbying War, Emails Show", New York Times. September 5, 2015.
- Was George Orwell an Anti-Semite?, Anshel Pfeffer, Forward, August 4, 2012
- See the Wikipedia article on John Pilger.
- Journalist John Pilger says ex-Russian spy poisoning case is a 'carefully constructed drama in which the media plays a role', Press Gazette, Mar 20, 2018
- James Randi#The dark side of Randi
- Facebook post by Tali David (including a screenshot)
- Russell, Bertrand A. W. (1969). The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, 1944-1969. New York: Simon and Schuster. pp. 289-301.
- New ScientistBurt Rutan: The maverick of Mojave
- S. 852 (113th): Veterans' Health Promotion Act of 2013, GovTrack.us
- He kept saying and still claims that he is a democratic socialist, while he is really a social democrat.
- Shelbourne, Mallory (November 7, 2019). "Schumer applauds Trump on moving US Embassy to Jerusalem" (in en). TheHill.
- Is It Funny and/or Offensive?
- Proof of Jon Stewart Being a Raging Ableist
- Jon Stewart cursed me out: I dared question a "Daily Show" warm-up comic's racist jokes
- Open Letter To Jon Stewart
- Link to where he is bashing on children with Down Syndrome and parents that have those children: https://youtu.be/bQ1qXJD76wg?t=3m25s
- Check for yourself how subjective this review is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMU1_-_4WKg
- Maclean’s, Nov 1, 2011
- Socrates' criticism of democracy, Encyclopædia Britannica
- "The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children" - UNICEF
- "UN staff accused of raping children in the Sudan" - The Telegraph
- Alice Walker under fire for praise of 'antisemitic' David Icke book, The Guardian, 17 Dec 2018